On Friday morning (Aug. Where YoungBoy Never Broke Again finds oxygen is in his music — he is 17, and already one of the most promising young Southern rappers of the past couple of years, an intuitive songwriter who salts his bravado with inward-looking seriousness.
Elsewhere in debuts, Lil Tjay’sTrue 2 Myselfstarts at No. 5 with a total of 45,000 equivalent album units while Wale’s sixth studio album,Wow….That’s Crazy,debuts at No. 7 on the chart with 38,000 units. It becomes the fourth top 10 project to come of the emcee with 2015’sAlbum About Nothingbeing his last No. 1 after being preceded by the No. 1The GiftedandAmbition,which topped out at No. 2.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again finished atop the Billboard 200 with his latest album AI Youngboy 2 in its debut week. The follow-up to the 2017 mixtape AI YoungBoy earned 110,000 equivalent album units with just 3,000 coming from traditional album sales.
A video has surfaced on Instagram of a print copy of a book seemingly written by Youngboy himself. The hardcover book features a black-and-white photo of the rapper on the cover and his name at the bottom. Its titled Lonely Child, which is also the title of a song off his newly-released project, AI Youngboy 2 The blurb on the back gives a synopsis of his career, so one can guess that the book is autobiographical. We’ll have to wait on more news from Youngboy or his team to confirm the book’s details. In the meantime, gather the homies to form a book club.
There are flickers of the Baton Rouge titans Lil Boosie and Kevin Gates in his melodic approach, but YoungBoy Never Broke Again — his name was originally NBA YoungBoy, but he changed it to one less likely to be legally contested — has more in common with an occasional moralist like Kodak Black , another young Southern rapper recently released from jail. He also has some of the bleakness that’s been central to the rise of 21 Savage, who raps with an almost gothic severity.
NBA Youngboy, who also goes by the stage name YoungBoy Never Broke Again” was scheduled to perform at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. YoungBoy Never Broke Again has officially joined the ranks of artists who lay claim to No. 1 albums.
Youngboy Never Broke Again (also known as NBA Youngboy) is one of the rap’s most interesting figures: he doesn’t get the most media coverage or radio spins, but he’s one of the most streamed rap artists in the country. While legal issues have held him back from his usual prolific musical output, this week he released AI Youngboy 2, the sequel to his 2017 mixtape of the same title and his first release since 2018’s Realer. The new project has 17 tracks and only two guests, Quando Rondo and NoCap, who both appear on the same track.
According to TMZ, YoungBoy’s girlfriend did not want to press charges, but the grand jury proceeded with the indictment. TMZ also obtained footage of what appears to be YoungBoy severely beating a young woman in a hotel hallway.
Kentrell Gaulden (born October 20, 1999), known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke Again is an American rapper. Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he takes strong influence from the cities established MCs, namely Boosie Badazz and Kevin Gates. He is best known for his songs “No Smoke”, “Diamond Teeth Samurai”, and “Outside Today”, which has peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Sherhonda Gaulden returned to Kentrell’s life not long ago. According to her son’s words, she doesn’t like to work”, that’s why he cares about her. Sherhonda seems to be talented as a standup comedian. She posts homemade videos of that kind to her Instagram page.
A grand jury in Waycross, Georgia has indicted 18-year-old Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again for aggravated assault and kidnapping after an alleged attack on his girlfriend.
Ken is NBA YoungBoy’s small brother. He appeared in his brother’s music video Wat Chu Gone Do” as a younger version of Kentrell. The rapper spends a lot of time with his younger sibling. He is ready to support him instead of their imprisoned dad.
NBA YoungBoy, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was involved in a fatal shootout in Miami this Mother’s Day that resulted in the death of a bystander. That incident reinvigorated efforts from Baton Rouge prosecutors to get Gaulden behind bars. He’s also facing legal troubles in other states, including two arrests out of Georgia, one involving domestic violence allegations.
It is unclear the exact involvement of NBA Youngboy, whose real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, but the Miami Herald and other Florida news outlets are reporting his girlfriend was shot.
In that cell realized I ain’t got no friends,” YoungBoy Never Broke Again raps on Dark Into Light.” On two songs, No Smoke” and Untouchable,” he shows penitence for the trauma he’s put his mother through. Sometimes, as on Twilight,” he oozes into an offhand kind of singing, amateurish and deeply felt.
This week, the 18-track mixtape topped the Billboard 200 charts with 10,000 equivalent album units earned. 3,000 of that total were in traditional album sales. In addition, 1,000 were in TEA units, and it’s 106,000 SEA units, calculates to 144.7 million on-demand audio streams. This marks his 12th entry on Billboard 200. Congrats and Happy Birthday, YoungBoy.
He attended Scotlandville Magnet High School ,before dropping out from the ninth grade. He decided to pursue his music passion, and teamed up with friends to form the band NBA. He faced challenges raising money for a studio session, so at one time Monique, the mother of his friend, NBA 3Three paid for his studio time. In one instance, YoungBoy NBA and his crew stole a car battery; later he was arrested for shooting and driving in Kentucky Street, the police stating that he was in the company of three people including the driver, and he was sentenced to juvenile detention in Tallulah, Louisiana. It was during his six-month confinement that he wrote lyrics for what would later be his debut mixtape.
But, he got lucky. Help came quickly and YoungBoy made it to a hospital in time to stabilize his condition. A medical halo brace was used to secure his neck in place while he healed. It was that halo brace that caused the scars around NBA YoungBoy’s head.
Rapper YoungBoy is no different from other senior rappers who had a rough time growing up, and was detained countless times for violence-related cases. In November 2016, he was arrested before taking to the stage at a concert in Austin, Texas , and jailed for eight months for attempted murder. On 23rd August 2017 he was perhaps somewhat lucky when a Baton Rouge judge sentenced him to a suspended 10- year jail term and three active years of probation, for his involvement in a South Baton Rouge street shooting.
Those sales numbers give the Baton Rouge native his first #1 on the chart. AI YoungBoy 2 collected 145 million on-demand streams, the tenth biggest first-week streaming total for an album in 2019.
Last month, police in Tallahassee arrested the rapper formerly known as NBA YoungBoy. He was a fugitive in Georgia with with outstanding assault, weapons violations, and kidnapping charges.
Baton Rouge rapper NBA YoungBoy was released from jail in Baton Rouge early Thursday after completing a 90-day term a judge ordered him to serve following multiple motions from prosecutors to revoke his probation in a 2016 nonfatal shooting case, alleging he had violated its conditions several times in recent months.
Born Kentrell Gaulden attended Scotlandville Magnet High School, which he dropped out, when he decided to pursue career of a rapper. Together with his childhood friend 3Three and a number of other boys they founded the band NBA and tried their best to save money for a recording studio. To achieve that aim, YoungBoy was ready for some criminal acts. One day he and 3Three stole car batteries and sold them to use this money for making professional records. Later 3Three mother Monique paid for the first professional recording session of YoungBoy.
NBA YoungBoy is back in the news again, and again, it’s not for anything good. But like many things in his life, his current run of bad headlines is no one’s fault but his own. Much like NBA YoungBoy’s forehead scars. What happened to NBA YoungBoy’s forehead? And what trouble is he in now? We’ll explain everything, so just stick with us and keep reading.
This week includes a comeback by Lil Kim, a full-length by Wale after a year of quality EPs, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s first project of below for more information on this week’s New Music Friday.
Media outlets report the shooting happened Sunday afternoon near the Trump International Beach Resort Miami in Sunny Isles Beach. The president was not there and it did not appear to have a political connection.
The 15-track mixtape includes two of his hugely successful singles, Untouchable ” and Graffiti ,” as well as featured appearances from Yo Gotti and Pewee Longway. AI YOUNGBOY celebrates its release with yet another stellar visual for No Smoke.” The David G directed video premiered yesterday exclusively via YoungBoy’s Official YouTube channel Formerly known as NBA YoungBoy, the 17-year-old Baton Rouge, based rapper has also announced plans for a U.S. tour this fall.
In addition to his debut studio album and new mixtape AI YoungBoy 2, YoungBoy Never Broke Again has placed an additional 10 titles on the Billboard 200 in just over two years. Throughout his career, the rapper has pushed seven projects into the top 40 on the chart.
Back in 2017, Gaulden was given three years probation and a suspended 10-year prison sentence for aggravated assault with a firearm. Judge Bonnie Jackson ordered that Gaulden be detained after being shown a video of what appears Gaulden talking trash and smack” on social media, a move in specific violation of his social media activity. SPIN has reached out to a representative for the rapper for comment.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again has returned with his first project since being released from jail back in August The sequel to 2017’s AI YoungBoy, his newest project finds the Baton Rouge prodigy getting introspective about the difficulties he’s faced over the past year. The tracklist includes previously released single “Slime Mentality,” as well as guest features from Quando Rondo and NoCap. Earlier this month, YoungBoy teamed up with Juice WRLD for a new collaboration called ” Bandit ,” which does not appear on AI YoungBoy 2 but could potentially appear on Juice WRLD’s recently announced second album of the year Stream AI YoungBoy 2 below.